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Swedish Wire Art Workshop - "Using Wire in New Ways"

Saturday, June 24, 2017 - 9:00am to 4:00pm

Join instructor Faith Clover to try your hand at the Luffarslöjd, or Swedish wire art, and learn its unique history.  Luffarslöjd is an art form first practiced in the Swedish countryside as a form of income. Luffare, or "wandering workers," traveled with pliers and would inquire if farmsteads had any scrap metal they would like to repurpose. The workers then transformed the scrap metal into various vessels to be used around the farmstead. Most commonly created items were metal hooks, small baskets to large bucket-like vessels, as well as decorative pieces like bowls, egg cups, candle holders and even wire chandeliers.

With simple tools like pliers, wire cutters, dowels, and wires of various gauges, students will learn the basic techniques of wire work. From there, the students will practice classic luffarslöjd techniques to make several beautiful and useful objects such as hooks, candlesticks and bowls. The workshop will also share ideas for further exploration for wire art.

Materials: A $15 materials fee is payable to the instructor

ASI Members $80, Non-member $95


612-871-4907. Please register at least one week in advance.

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